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Holiday Tips Still Coming Even In Hard Economic Times

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The bad economy isn't stopping people from tipping service workers during the holidays. A recent Consumer Reports Survey shows the workers who are most likely to get a holiday tip during hard times. \r\n\r\nThey go about their usual business all year round, doing the cleaning, picking up the garbage and hauling it away, making your front yard look nice and trimmed.\r\n\r\n"I'm big on tipping, the concept of tipping, because I've had some really grunt jobs in my life too, so I can understand being on that side of it," one woman said.\r\n\r\nAccording to a recent poll by Consumer Reports, service workers are at the top of the list for holiday tipping. \r\n\r\n"Gardener would be about $80, the housekeeper would be about the same," one man said.\r\n\r\nAccording to the survey, workers most likely to get a holiday tip are cleaning people, on average about $50. \r\n\r\nHairdressers are also high on the list for holiday tips. At the Electric Chair hair salon in Ocean Beach, workers tell us the holiday tips are about the same as last year.\r\n\r\n"Sometimes the regulars will give $20. They'll tip double normally," a hairdresser said.\r\n\r\nMail and newspaper carriers also get a lot of tips, but when it comes to government employees, it's a good idea not to give cash.\r\n\r\n"Usually it's the candy. They all think we need the chocolate for our energy," a mail carrier said.\r\n\r\nA child's teacher is another person on the holiday tip list. Again, no cash allowed.\r\n\r\n"Some candy, homemade candy, homemade cookies and a bottle of wine to wash it down with," a parent said.\r\n\r\nFor some San Diegans, holiday tipping is a private matter. Others don't have to worry about tipping during the holidays at all.\r\n\r\n"Since I'm going to be out of the country for the holidays, I'm off the hook," a woman said.\r\n\r\n
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